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The term "Backup" means the methods and processes involved to copy computer data (system data as well as application data) to media other than the ones where the data originally live (disk, tape, optical, cloud). "Restore" in turn means the methods and processes involved in data recovery, i. e., bringing back copied computer data to their original location. Backup/Restore primarily serves as a means of protection against data loss, be it due to disaster, corruption or sabotage. It can also be used for recovering data from an earlier point in time and even for cloning machines or applications. There is a wide variety of backup/restore software available, from expensive commercial products to free or open source tools.

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Installed SP SPX. Made a MIXED backup schedule. If I want to restore the full volume, what do I chose from the list of backups - the base image, or the most recent incremental image. If its the most recent incremental image, I take it the base backup in restored as well. Yes?

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Hi All,

What’s the impact when taking the backup of Exchange Server (no DAG) with Veeam (VSS aware or Application-Aware Processing enabled) when the server is currently running on Circular logging and the mailbox is being migrated from one server to another ?
More info about the application aware: https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backup/vsphere/backup_job_vss_application_vm.html?ver=95 

The reason I ask this question is that the migration of the 2TB+ mailbox database is quite slow about 5 GB per hours, which is about 17 days with no backup running on the email server.

Any help and comments would be greatly appreciated.
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Dear Experts,

My client is using Symantec Backup Exec 2012

They have three servers to do the backup set at Highest (SQL) , High (Exchange) and Medium (Apps)

All servers are to backup at 11pm everyday. Mon to Thurs (incremental), Friday (Full)

The backup for Exchange and Apps server are successful.

But the SQL server is still running the backup but there is no action.
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People,

Can anyone here please shed some light and let me know how to safely enable and configure the built-in NTBackup Utility on my Windows Server 2008 R2 Exchange server?

The D: drive is currently 1.95 TB in size but the disk space is just 2.5% free. [I cannot extend it bigger anymore due to MBR partition]
My Veeam Backup software cannot take backup on this server due to the disk space limitation as in https://www.veeam.com/kb1794

So my goal here is to back it up while I'm migrating the mailboxes to different Exchange Server 2013 SP1 that I have just deployed and built.

Both old and the new Exchange Server Mailbox Database got Circular Logging enabled.

I just need the steps in how to backup Exchange mailbox database safely with no downtime or data loss, since the migration will take 21 days continuously.
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This article shows how to use a free utility called 'Parkdale' to easily test the performance and benchmark any Hard Drive(s) installed in your computer. We also look at RAM Disks and their speed comparisons.
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by:Gerald Connolly
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NIce article although the author doesnt seem to know that there are two measures of a disks performance
1) Throughput - measured in MBytes/sec
2) Bandwidth - Measured in IOPS

These two measures are mutually linked ie 100MB/s can either be 1*IOPS*100MB, or 100*IOPS*1MB

The figures seem to also show a lot of cache effects, or have dubious provenance,  otherwise how does a USB connected drive achieve 2289.5 IOPS (how do you get .5 of an IOPS anyhow)
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by:Andrew Leniart
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Hi Gerald,

I do understand there are several things to take into consideration when measuring the performance of any hard drive, however going into depth in so far as eliminating cache effects would go beyond the scope of what this article is attempting to achieve. You may have also noticed that I didn't mention or talk about the effect FSB speeds can have on a hard drive's performance either?

As I mentioned at the start of the article;
The reason you might want to skip the QD32 tests is that they're not particularly useful for real life scenarios and just take additional time to run. QD stands for "Queue Depth" so the software also measures "separate thread" transfer speeds. Information not of much use for our purposes. I only include the results that I got below for the sake of completeness.
I think the general flow of the article from that point forward clearly shows it is targeting beginners to hard disk performance measuring and not representing any type of advanced hard drive performance analysis.  
The figures seem to also show a lot of cache effects, or have dubious provenance, otherwise how does a USB connected drive achieve 2289.5 IOPS (how do you get .5 of an IOPS anyhow)

Indeed.  How do you get a .5 of an IOPS ?  

Or even a .7 or .8  

How about you tell us?  :-)

Thanks for your feedback.  Always great to hear back from ones readers.

Best regards,
Andrew
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What is the purpose of "catalog" used for windows server backup utility? What situation should I create\ delete the catalog?
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Use the windows 7 pro backup , when restoring it , attention on the time stamp of backed up is not matched the time really done ?  Time zone is -8 which shall be +8 zone right ?

How this is made  ?
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I've setup a dual boot, so all in all, it's a 443 gb drive with 77 gb free, I'm backing up the entire drive and was wondering how long it would take the first time so I can have some estimate, furthermore I was a bit lazy so I chose to click "Add a folder" (under backup these folders) and added the entire C drive, however I didn't remove the other folders that were already there that were already IN my user file (which is in C drive) will it backup those files twice?
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Hi All,

We have Backup Exec 16 running on Windows 2012 R2, on a Physical server. and the Dedupe Disk is the D:\ drive in the server.
I do Dedupe backup so need to know when backup up the "BACKUP SERVER" which folders to be de-selected!

I've gone through this article https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.000068227 and deselected the "Backup Exec Deduplication Storage " from "Shadow Copy Components" as you can see in the picture below section B.

1) Question is do I still need to deselect the Dedupe folder in D:\ drive "BackupExecDeduplicationStorgaeFolder"  Section A in the picture shown ?

Im bit confused as to whats the difference is here
Backup Server folder selection
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We have a few windows servers a few linux - a few physical, but recently got a decently beefy vmware server and are running a handful of things on there.   We currently use Acronis but it is TERRIBLE...  mindbogglingly bad.  totally unreliable.... not even reliable to tell you when it's failing... it will have a nice big green "OK" next to servers that are NOT backed up.... sorry /rant.....

I want something RELIABLE... I want to set up the backups, and be able to rely they will happen or I will be notified, and preferably I dont have to intervene and have support try to fix things for hours every couple months.
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Simplifying Server Workload Migrations
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Simplifying Server Workload Migrations

This use case outlines the migration challenges that organizations face and how the Acronis AnyData Engine supports physical-to-physical (P2P), physical-to-virtual (P2V), virtual to physical (V2P), and cross-virtual (V2V) migration scenarios to address these challenges.

People,

Can anyone please share some explanation and the difference between the Storage Array Snapshot (HPE Lefthand) and the VMware snapshot?

Because at the moment, I've got Exchange server which is quite big in size (4.8 TB) size in total VMFS footprint, and when I look in the VMFS LUN free space on my HPE Lefthand SAN, I only have several hundreds of GB free space left. does it means the backup with Storage array snapshot will be failed or can cause the whole Storage array becoming Read Only due to no more disk space left at the SAN level ?
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I moved Backdate folder and now backup exec 15 will not catalog *.bdf files
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When running a Windows Backup on an SBS 2011 it fails and I get Event ID:  12344 in the application log:

Description:
Volume Shadow Copy Error: An error 0x00000000c000014d was encountered while Registry Writer was preparing the registry for a shadow copy.

Running: vssadmin list writers

All say no errors except:

Writer name: 'Registry Writer'
   Writer Id: {afbab4a2-367d-4d15-a586-71dbb18f8485}
   Writer Instance Id: {13723119-17f4-4396-877a-fd6d8185f5d7}
   State: [9] Failed
   Last error: Non-retryable error

So how can I approach this? I think there could actually be an issue with the registry file (see backgroud below) Can I check the file or force the backup through?

The server is being retired soon but is carrying a 50 odd Exchange users with 400 Gigs of mail.  I need to get some level of backup running meantime.

Background:
There has been a series of hurdles before getting to this state.  It started when I replaced the server Drives.
It has 2 sets of RAID 1.
Data Volume - cloned successfully to new drives.
System Volume - clone was not successfull.  So I replaced the drives 1 at a time and let it rebuild.
The old System drives both showed reallocated sectors, but no errors or anything concerning.

After that the Windows backup would not run.  It got stuck on Application Exchange Consistency Check.
It took me a long time solve that.  Ended up having to create 2 new Exchange databases and move all the mailboxes off the original database …
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iPhone stuck in recovery mode.  We've tried resetting and DFU mode but to no avail.  Is there a program that I can just install on my computer, plug in the iPhone and the program allows me to manually find the pictures on the phone's hard drive?
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Hello everyone,

I have an IBM DS3524 on which one of the logical drive size threshold has exceeded.
I have freed up some space but the alert is still there and the consumed capacity is incorrect.

Is there a way to force it to refresh ? I have searched but I did not managed to find any solution.

Thanks in advance for your help,
sinN
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I need to do a disaster Recovery  test this year and I was thinking about backing up our data from  our domain controller to  Amazon(AWS) cloud

HAs anyone ever  done this?
 I am talking about 600 gb of data


any tips or ideas would be appreicated
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I have a repository that is old and the data was copied to an external drive ready for archiving. What is the procedure to connect back to this data in the future?
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Just wondering if it is possible to use the file recovery feature in Windows Server Backup on SBS 2011 with a backup drive from another windows server. In the event that we are unable to restore to dissimilar hardware I would love to know if we are still able to recover a clients data on a test box in the office. How if it is possible would one go about this?
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Hi everyone.
                       i have a backup schedule missing every day with the following messages:

Error 52 establishing TSM API session: .

ANS1396E Access to the specified log or trace file (dsierror.log) is denied.
05/31/2017 10:54:09

Error 2 establishing TSM API session: .

The password couldn't be authenticated with the TSM server
05/31/2017 10:55:14

Error 2 establishing TSM API session: .

The password couldn't be authenticated with the TSM server


the service is up and running and the client has been configured succesfully.

Any ideas

Thanks in advance.
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Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Your data is at risk. Probably more today that at any other time in history. There are simply more people with more access to the Web with bad intentions.
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by:Mihai Corbuleac
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Absolutely true! Backup is mandatory these days. I would recommend multiple backups (different hosts). The most common threat these days is indeed Ransomware and that's because it is very different from other types of viruses. Learn more about it and what you need to do to keep your data safe. Remember to always keep everything patched and updated!
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Hi,
I am striving to get all confidential files off of my PC and stored ONLY in the cloud.

Example: Is it possible to
(a) store a spreadsheet in google drive and
(b) edit it in google drive and
(c) NOT actually have it stored locally on my PC at all

That way , if my PC is stolen there will never be confidential files on it
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Hi All,

I am currently using DPM server 2016 rollup 2 ( 5.0.322.0 ). I have installed client in non trusted computer and trying to attach the agent getting an error as

Attach protected computer Computer name failed:
Error 32684: Unable to contact the protection agent on server Computer name.
Recommended action: 1) Ensure that the above server name is accessible from the DPM server.
2) Ensure that the protection agent has been installed on the remote server. Also ensure that you have run SetDpmServer.Exe with the -isNonDomainServer option on the protected computer.

I have done the below thing as well.

setdpmserver.exe -dpm servername DPM server -isnondomainserver -username
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Kicked off a full backup and not sure why the option to continually run didn't show. I suspect something with imagemanager. I ran a full backup with the idea that I would create an incremental backup and schedule it to run each night, assuming it would presume from the full image. Is this an option or do I have to run a new full backup with incremental's?

Thank you.
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looking  to Backup 1 Q-NAP NAS box to Cloud.

Require expertise in selection of right cloud provider.

NAS contains FileShares and some  backup image files.
Total files size 800GB.
Future file growth in 5 years @ 2.5 TB

From your experience who would you recommend solution of this size.
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Hi Everyone,

I have a site with a single Physical server with Server 2012R2, we are converting the physical server to a Hyper v VM.

The client wants to consider a failover solution but doesnt want to purchase a whole additional server to replicate to.

Is there any NAS or other storage device that could be used for the VM backup and potentially as a Failover solution if the main server goes down.

we would also consider this backup to also backup offsite to Azure or similar

Does anyone have any suggestions or do we have no option but to consider a second server for VM Replication?

Thanks everyone
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Storage Software

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The term "Backup" means the methods and processes involved to copy computer data (system data as well as application data) to media other than the ones where the data originally live (disk, tape, optical, cloud). "Restore" in turn means the methods and processes involved in data recovery, i. e., bringing back copied computer data to their original location. Backup/Restore primarily serves as a means of protection against data loss, be it due to disaster, corruption or sabotage. It can also be used for recovering data from an earlier point in time and even for cloning machines or applications. There is a wide variety of backup/restore software available, from expensive commercial products to free or open source tools.